Kratom Updates

DEA Lists Kratom As Schedule I, Effectively Blocking Any Research Efforts

Alex Zielinski of ThinkProgress has published an excellent article – DEA Lists Yet Another Drug As Schedule I, Effectively Blocking Any Research Efforts. Her point that future research on kratom would become nearly impossible is a good one – and raises the question of motive. With so many citizens addicted to prescription opiates, why impede […]

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Sign the Petition to Keep Kratom Legal

In response to the DEA’s intent to schedule kratom as a Schedule I drug, a petition has been created to keep kratom legal.  If more than 100,000 signatures are received within 30 days, the white house must provide a response on the petition within 60 days.  The petition text reads as follows… Schedule I drugs, […]

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DEA Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section – Kratom

Kratom is not approved for consumption by the FDA or DEA.  The DEA takes the position that there are no legitimate medical uses for kratom, despite making the following statement in their own “Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section” of their Kratom documentation : “Pharmacology studies show that mitragynine has opioid-like activity in animals. It inhibits electrically stimulated ileum […]

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A Thoughtful Piece On Kratom’s Legal Trouble

Bryan Menegus has published an excellent article – Kratom, the Herb of Last Resort for Recovering Addicts, Is in Legal Trouble. Three times a day, every day, for around a year, Tim Weaver would slide a tablespoon of kratom into his mouth. He’d let the bitter, grassy flavor of the powder seep into his tongue, […]

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Arkansas Residents Suffer After Kratom Is Banned

The Arkansas Times published an interesting piece on the effect of a statewide ban on kratom. The ban went into effect February 1st of this year. Lisa’s story, as told by the Arkansas Times, is tragic – and there are thousands of stories out there just like hers. It would seem legislators are completely ignorant of the […]

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Alabama, Notorious For Its High Incarceration Rate, Has Banned Kratom

Alabama, the state with the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the United States, has banned kratom. This harms a great number of citizens that were productive members of society. Now that this legislation has passed, an obvious consequence is an even higher incarceration rate. Another is that many citizens will not be able to function […]

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